(07-26-2020, 05:51 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: Like I mentioned before, it seemsto be a 85mm thing, often not the smoothest bokeh at closer up transitions, or in worse cases, not the smoothest background bokeh at all. Not sure what "provokes" designers at this focal length to make it so. Some exceptions are the Zeiss Milvus and I think Otus, and the not very sharp Samyang.
I have to agree that this RF 85mm f1.2 does render pretty nicely in normal use, and with its f1.2 blur capacity it is a very desirable lens (and if you want ridiculous sharpness it gets even more desirable). Not to mention the technical excellence of the lack of CA (BR) and the total lack of distortion...
By the way, at f1.2 the light fall off more a function of the sensor than of the size of the front element.
Typo: " the RF 85mm f/1.2 USM L is super-sized compared to is (its) distant EF cousin ..."
A bit off-topic.. I just now looked at a review of the Nikkor Z 58mm f0.95 lens... It is quite a bokeh disaster, especially compared to this Canon 85mm f1.2.
Can you please post a link to that review of the Nikkor BC ?